The Angels will name Jeremy Reed their new hitting coach, reports Fancred’s Jon Heyman (on Twitter).
A former big league outfielder who spent parts of eight seasons in the Major Leagues, Reed will receive his first big league coaching appointment as the Halos’ new hitting coach. Reed, who replaces Eric Hinske in that capacity, was the Angels’ minor league hitting coordinator for the past two seasons. Prior to that, he held that role with the Brewers from 2014-16. He’s a known commodity for general manager Billy Eppler, who hired Reed two offseasons ago, and for newly minted manager Brad Ausmus, who undoubtedly worked with Reed to some extent while serving as a special advisor to Eppler this past season.
Hinske’s tenure as the Angels’ hitting coach will last just one season — he was hired on Oct. 23 a year ago — though it’s hardly uncommon for new managers to overhaul the coaching staff upon taking over.
Didnt he headline the Smokey and the Bandit soundtrack
He’s also a college football coach
Trout will learn to hit .400.
Just another puppet of Eppler. I guess the new coach can’t even hire his Owen guys. Another reason trout sign with another team.
But does he surf… eppler ausmus and the new pitching coach are avid surfers.